Introducing the user interface of the Document Editor

The Document Editor uses a tabbed interface where editing commands are grouped into tabs by functionality.

Figure 1. Main window of the Online Document Editor.

Figure 2. Main window of the Desktop Document Editor.

The editor interface consists of the following main elements:

  1. The Editor header displays the Desktop Office logo, tabs for all opened documents with their names and menu tabs.

    On the left side of the Editor header, the Save, Print file, Undo and Redo buttons are located.

    On the right side of the Editor header, along with the user name the following icons are displayed:

    • Open file location -in the desktop version , it allows opening the folder, where the file is stored, in the File explorer window. In the online version, it allows opening the folder of the Documents module, where the file is stored, in a new browser tab.

    • It allows adjusting the View Settings and access the Advanced Settings of the editor.

    • Manage document access rights (available in the online version only). It allows adjusting access rights for the documents stored in the cloud.

  2. The Top toolbar displays a set of editing commands depending on the selected menu tab. Currently, the following tabs are available: File, Home, Insert, Layout, References, Collaboration, Protection, Plugins.

    The Copy and Paste options are always available on the left side of the Top toolbar regardless of the selected tab.

  3. The Status bar located at the bottom of the editor window indicates the page number and displays some notifications (for example, "All changes saved", etc.). It also allows setting the text language, enabling spell checking, turning on the track changes mode and adjusting zoom.

  4. The Left sidebar contains the following icons:

    • - allows using the Search and Replace tool,

    • - allows opening the Comments panel,

    • - allows going to the Navigation panel and managing headings,

    • - (available in the online version only) allows opening the Chat panel,

    • - (available in the online version only) allows to contact our support team,

    • - (available in the online version only) allows to view the information about the program.

  5. Right sidebar: allows adjusting additional parameters of different objects. When you select a particular object in the text, the corresponding icon is activated on the Right sidebar. Click this icon to expand the Right sidebar.

  6. The horizontal and vertical Rulers make it possible to align the text and other elements in the document, set up margins, tab stops and paragraph indents.

  7. Working area allows to view document content, enter and edit data.

  8. Scroll bar on the right allows to scroll up and down multi-page documents.

For your convenience, you can hide some components and display them again when them when necessary. To learn more about adjusting view settings, please refer to this page.